One of the questions Joseph has posed to me is what is this business? It’s amazing how topics just keep coming up. Last week I spoke at the CSFG meeting about business and yesterday, I found a fabulous speech by Stephanie Laurens.

So in answer to the question “what is this business?” I say – whatever you want it to be.

There’s so many possibilities now that you’re not forced to approach writing or publication in a certain way. You can do what works best for you. So it’s important that you recognise what success looks like for you. Don’t worry what others tell you it should be – go with whatever will make you happy.

Here’s Stephanie Laurens’ thoughts on the current market:

Of course, if you don’t want a career or to make this a business, then that’s cool too. Potter. Have fun. Writing is one of the best things you can do.